It's been 30 years since the very first Volkswagen Scirocco GTS rolled off the assembly line. Featuring little more than a slightly reworked front valance and some trippy decal work, the original Scirocco GTS was likely most notable for the fact that it was the first in the family to rock a blacked-out B-pillar. Now Volkswagen is paying homage to the machine with a new Scirocco GTS.

Unveiled at the Auto Mobil International, the modern hatch rocks the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, complete with 210 horsepower, as the rest of the Scirocco range. A set of racing stripes spread from hood to lift gate lend the car a bit of sportiness, but the biggest changes can be found on the front and rear fascias.

Volkswagen tweaked both bumper covers with a unique design, and a new set of flared side skirts are part of the package as well. GTS trim also comes with those flashy five-spoke 18-inch wheels, and the keen-eyed among you may have spotted the familiar roof spoiler and rear diffuser. Both are lifted from the Scirocco R. Maybe GTS stands for GoT Stripes?


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      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice, to bad we don't get it in the USA
      Peter
      • 2 Years Ago
      SCIROCCO. USA. V-DUB. PLZZZZZZ.
      silverado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Vw sure had a good thing going with the original sciroccos. I own a mk2 16v 'rocco, and it's a real blast to drive. Surely if they brought the new ones here there'd be a good market. I mean, they look awesome and have an even sportier heritage than the GTI.
      Camaroman101
      • 2 Years Ago
      we need more cool hot hatches in the states
      untitledfolder
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder everyday (ok not really) why VW allows the GTI to be sold here, when the Scirocco overseas is simply... better? Thats not to say the GTI isn't great, but damn... the Scirocco looks beautiful, unique, has the same performance, etc. Why don't they just sell that here instead? You could even call it the GTI and I'd be happy! They're already practically the same car and one just looks so much better.
        RocketRed
        • 2 Years Ago
        @untitledfolder
        VWoA is spending its days and nights trying to sell big cheap cars to big cheap Americans. In any case federalizing a niche car, and spooling up the related marketing spend, etc., is not high on the to do list. VW has like 35% mkt share in Germany. They can afford to cram a car into every single niche at a profitable scale. Their U.S. mkt share is in the small single digits. So either we don't get cool stuff like the Polo R and the Scirrocco, or we get it and it costs a mint, like the Golf R.
          Dayv
          • 2 Years Ago
          @RocketRed
          The Golf R costs even more in Europe than it does in the US. (I love mine.)
      Saracen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't like it. Looks more like a Dodge Dart from the front and a civic from the side and rear. VW designers must be running out of ideas...even their Jetta looks like a copy of the Toyota Corolla. This design doesn't catch the spirit of the original Scirocco, which was a fine automobile. Sadly, VW seems to have lost its way with this type of styling.
        Veedubindahaus
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Saracen
        You must be ******* retarded. the original scirocco, which hasn't had much change in its looks whatsoever, was released in germany back in 2008 and the dodge dart was released in 2012. Its more like ******* dodge and americans have lost their creativity. its just like the dodge charger that has the front end of an audi, side doors of a lamborghini gallardo, and the tail lights of an aston martin. Stop talking before you look more like a dipshit. PS: the mkvi jetta came out in germany in 2010 with LED halogen headlights with a sensible shaped pair of headlights. while the toyota corolla went with regular bulbs instead of halogens unless you want to pay extra for the halogens (base model jetta had halogens). not only that but the headlights themselves on the corolla are ******* odd bald retarded shaped and are a pain in the ass to replace.
      Bassracerx
      • 2 Years Ago
      i want super bad! i would take mine in glass black with flat black stripes
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      No soup for you!
      thedriveatfive
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why is it not here? Price. Really thats it.